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Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Pie

Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Pie

Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Pie

This Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Pie is OUTRAGEOUS!   If you are a caramel fanatic like me, you will be in a dream state from the very first bite.  It’s as easy as pie to make too.  It just requires a little patience.  Patience because you will be learning to make a caramel sauce, which is one of my favorite techniques to teach students. (more…)

December 18, 2013 at 10:31 am 4 comments

Grasshopper Pie: A Festive Christmas Dessert

A Mad Men era Cocktail: Grasshopper as a Pie is Minty and Festive.   

Grasshopper Pie

Grasshopper Pie

Mad Men fans, check this out!  If you love mint, you are going to LOVE and fawn over this Grasshopper Pie that we made last year in our Pie class.  With it’s minty green color, it was so festive looking, so I made it for our Christmas dinner.  I knew that my chocolate-loving in-laws would go bonkers over the chocolate OREO cookie crust and the chocolate shavings on top.  The combination of the creamy and minty interior paired with the chocolate literally sent me over the edge.  It was that good!  I haven’t made it since last Christmas, although I have wanted to.  This year it is going on the menu again! (more…)

December 11, 2013 at 9:55 am 2 comments

Chocolate Dream Bars

Chocolate Dream Bars 500x 9-12I’ve updated this Chocolate Dream Bars recipe from my 1973 Pillsbury Cookbook. All the girls in Minneapolis were given this cookbook when they came “of age”.  The combination of the cookie crust along with chocolate, walnuts and coconut are dreamy, hence the name. They are gooey and full of all the “good stuff” in one cookie. When I grew up in Minneapolis, the church ladies would always make loads of bar cookies. Chocolate Dream Bars were on every bar cookie tray in Minneapolis. My earliest memories of learning to cook were baking Christmas cookies with my mother. As an adult, I have always wanted to share the experience of baking cookies together with others, particularly children. (more…)

December 3, 2013 at 10:48 am 1 comment

Chobani Sundaes…Sweet and Savory

Chobani Sundaes 3-2 5-13Doesn’t everyone love Chobani?  or Cho, as it’s known by its fans. Authentic Greek Yogurt.  Chobani Sundaes – what a fun, healthy treat.  Make them savory.  Make them sweet.  Make them any way you like.  But simply make them. (more…)

May 17, 2013 at 9:40 am 5 comments

Bailey’s Irish Cream Trifles

Bailey's Irish Cream Trifle

Bailey’s Irish Cream Trifle

Are you looking for a luscious dessert to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with?  Try this Bailey’s Irish Cream Trifle. It’s so easy to make and your friends’ Irish Eyes will be Smiling!  The strawberries from Oxnard are at the Farmers Markets in Southern California right now and they are super sweet!   Perfect to go with the Bailey’s, chocolate, cake and cream.  YUMMMY! (more…)

March 16, 2013 at 7:12 am Leave a comment

A Thanksgiving Gift of 42 Turkeys

I was given a gift yesterday.  I learned how (well sort of) to make some adorable decorative cupcake turkeys from Chef Susan at Baking and Cake Art Academy. (more…)

November 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm Leave a comment

Easy 15 Minute Pie Crust Recipe is Foolproof

Hannah’s Old-Fashioned Apple Pie – Made with Love!

Pies took on a starring role in our November Cooking Class, but that’s not the only place these sweet gems of Americana star in our culture.  I felt like an armchair traveler reading the book, American Pie.  Pascale Le Draoulec travels across the country from San Francisco to New York tasting pies and learning about America’s regional culture along the way.  I wanted to jump into the book and experience this dream trip right alongside her.   Pies again took the starring role in the movie, Waitress, when actress Keri Russell stars as Jenna, a waitress whose fabulous pies are about the only sweet ingredient in an otherwise dreary existence.  The luscious footage of her pies directed me right to the refrigerator for a sample right off the screen. (more…)

November 21, 2012 at 12:00 am 3 comments

Holiday Cookie Baking Class – December. 8, 2012 + Vote for my Cookie

Make Chocolate Dream Bars at our Holiday Cookie Baking Class – Dec. 8.

I NEED YOUR VOTE BEFORE NOVEMBER 12!   I’ve entered the Chocolate Dream Bars we served at the Holy Nativity Fundraiser into the LA Times Holiday Cookie Contest. Those of you who tasted these, know how dreamy they were.  Would you like to help me and vote for them?   If so, click here.  Enter Chocolate Dream Bars into the search box and you can vote for them along with get the recipe. Voting closes November 12, so do it today!  (more…)

November 7, 2012 at 10:56 am Leave a comment

Pies & Tarts Cooking Class – November 8, 2012

Apple Pie with a cinnamon and sugar flaky pie crust

“As American as apple pie” is a common saying, but how common is it for Americans to know how to make an apple pie?…not so common, I’m afraid.  So my goal is to teach a few more people how to make an apple pie along with a flaky pie crust.  The secret to a really great pie is a homemade flaky pie crust made with both butter for flavor and shortening for easier handling.  Come learn the secrets of making pies with us on Thursday, November 8, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Holy Nativity Community Hall and take home one of your own homemade pies to impress your family and friends.  Then, you will be ready to make your own pie at home for Thanksgiving Day. (more…)

October 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm 3 comments

5-Minute Chocolate Mousse, 4 ingredients!

Chocolate Mousse with Smiley FaceI love the challenge of coming up with recipes that can be made quickly, but yet are fresh and delicious. This dessert is a great example. The 4-ingredient, 5-Minute, Ready in 30 Chocolate Mousse could not be easier to make. I developed this recipe for my 30-Minute Cooking Class and it is foolproof. Hannah and Emily, our young students made this dessert while giggling and licking chocolate covered spoons. They decided to make faces in each cup with the berries. The raspberry eyes remind me of a robot gone berserk! (more…)

March 9, 2012 at 6:06 am Leave a comment

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Patricia K. Rose

I am a Chef, Cooking Teacher and Food Blogger. Learn how to create delicious and healthy food in a FLASH.

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